The front of the Musikforum, © Tourismus NRW e.V.


Home arena to the Bo­chum sym­phony or­ches­tra

It is called secularization when a new purpose is added to an old church. The conversion of the former St. Marien church to the Anneliese Brost Musical forum shows that this can be done architecturally demanding, cost-effectively and cultural-politically. It is now home ground to the Bochum Symphony Orchestra, who used to primarily play at the Ruhr University’s Audimax before. If the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg is characterized by a sense of mission, this stands for active pragmatism: A lot of money was raised by Bochum citizens to realize the project. The vicinity to the nightlife district Bermuda3Eck can be understood as a symbolical bridge building to the city.

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Marienpl. 1, 44787 Bochum

The Musikforum with the former St.-Marien-Kirche, which today caters as foyer, © Tourismus NRW e.V.
Das Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr in Bochum, © Arnoldus
Das Musikforum während des Umbaus, © Ben Müller

All Pop-Spots Ruhr Area

Südrock, © Michael Wrede


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The Bermuda3Eck at daytime, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

The Pop-Trail Bo­chum

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View towards the Bermuda3Eck, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Ber­muda3Eck Haupt­platz

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FZW crowd, © FZW

EX- Folk­club Wit­ten

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Former JZE location today, © Jule Körber

EX-Ju­gendzen­trum JZE

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Poster Music Circus, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

(Ex) Mu­sic Cir­cus Ruhr

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The Unperfekthaus, © Ole Löding


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Matrix Crowd, © Matrix


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The location of the Grugahalle, © Jule Körber


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The Die Horst-Schimanski-Gasse, © Jule Körber


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